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I LOVE STRIPES!  Like many people, stripes are the basis of my wardrobe. My collection is ever growing, but any time I come across a new piece of striped perfection, I have to get it. However, this is one addiction I am happy to keep alive!
I simply adore the above outfit! It is a modern take on the classics with a little twist. The drop-waist gives a little bit of flair to the dress while the flats add the perfect pop of color. Classic cardigans are an essential for any wardrobe; this one from J. Crew is the perfect luxe option. Can I just remark on how perfect the tortoise bangle and bucket bag are? I would wear them every single day.
Once the spring arrives (exactly 48 days, not that anyone is counting), I cannot wait to re-create this outfit! I envision myself wearing it on clear, Sunday afternoons whilst walking through the park! Maybe a future outfit post? Until then, I hope everyone has a great day!

striped dress | cardigan | flats | bucket bag | tortoise bangle | gold bangle 



All photos via my pinterest and instagram
With the eastern half of the country engulfed in the polar vortex and freezing temperatures, it is easy to fall into the winter blues. I can't remember the last winter when we had sub-zero temperatures! (Apparently in the decades I have been living, the weather has been more mild than usual.) At least the snow has been really pretty! Another nice thing is that school has been delayed for the past week, so I have been able to catch a couple more hours of sleep!
In order to keep up my spirits, I compiled a list of the things the I have been loving lately.

wishing | I am wishing that is was summer and I was on the Amalfi Coast! Dreams can come true right?

eating | Though I haven't actually eaten these yet, I can't wait until I have the chance to make these mocha scones. It sounds like a delicious way to indulge on a lovely Saturday morning. 

wearing |  As seen in this post, this striped shirt has become a staple in my wardrobe. It goes with everything and is extremely comfortable.

attempting |  Why not change up my ordinary neutral polish and try gold glitter? 

reading | I have been reading my favorite Jane Austen book, Emma. It will forever remain a classic! Sometimes I like to think that I have the same match-making skills as Emma herself! 

discovering | One week ago I started living a healthier lifestyle. Even in such a short amount of time, I already feel much better and my confidence has increased. It is so nice to feel good about yourself knowing that you are fueling your body with good nutrients.

I would love to know what you all have been loving lately! Tell me in the comments!



It is no secret that I cannot wait until Spring arrives. Though I may enjoy winter for the first few weeks, after December, I highly anticipate spring. Spring has always been my favorite season. The sound of birds chirping, the smell of flowers, fresh colors, and the anticipation for the first green leaves of the season always make me giddy. 
I have a lot of happy memories of going to my brother's baseball games during the spring. There was nothing I enjoyed more than going to the game with the hope of catching a foul ball so that I could get a free piece of bubble gum. During those moments I envisioned myself as a tomboy. This J. Crew cap (in the perfect color) takes me back to my childhood years. I have always had an affinity to hats and hopefully I will be sporting this one very soon.

J. Crew hat | Gap dress | Barbour jacket | Madewell Flats | Gap Clutch



Clothes are the only thing that get me through the winter. If I didn't enjoy dressing for the winter months, I don't know how I would survive. Though is may be winter, the snow is still very bright so sunglasses are a must. I also am in love with my new sweater from Gap. It is very easy to style, and can be dressed down or up very easily.

Zara shoes | Target jeans and phone case | Gap sweater | Ray-Ban sunglasses



 All photos via my Pinterest